Vader convicted of murder

The son of an Alberta couple killed six years ago during a robbery says the second-degree murder conviction handed down is a “huge relief.”

EDMONTON — The son of an Alberta couple killed six years ago during a robbery says the second-degree murder conviction handed down is a “huge relief.”

Bret McCann says the family doesn’t know exactly what happened on the day Lyle and Marie McCann died six years ago and probably never will.

He says it’s a tragedy that his parents never got to enjoy their golden years or the birth of their great-grandchildren.

But he adds his parents lived a long and happy life together.

Justice Denny Thomas concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that Travis Vader killed the seniors during a robbery.

The McCanns, both in their 70s, disappeared while camping and their bodies have never been found.

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